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Donna Lynne, Dr.P.H.
Denver Health Chief Executive Officer

Prior to leading Denver Health, Dr. Lynne served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she led administrative functions and strategic initiatives. She also directed the university’s COVID-19 response and policies.

Lynne brings decades of experience as a senior health care leader and public servant to Denver Health and Denver Health Foundation. She led health care policy reform and implementation as the Lieutenant Governor of Colorado from 2016-2019. Prior to that role, she served in executive leadership positions at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, including leading strategy and business plans as President of the Colorado Region from 2005-2016.

Lynne has been listed among Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare and has been recognized with the Distinguished Coloradan Award from the University of Colorado Denver and the Health Care Hero award from Project CURE. She sits on the Board of the Colorado Healing Fund and History Colorado, and has previously served on the Boards of Building a Better Colorado, the Colorado Education Initiative, and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from University of New Hampshire, a Master of Public Administration from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Public Health from Columbia University. In 2014, Dr. Lynne received an honorary doctorate of public service from the University of Denver, and in 2017 an honorary bachelor of science degree in nursing from Colorado Mountain College.